Fresh off their come from behind victory over the Brooklin Lacrosse Club, The Six Nations Chiefs (3-4) were set to take on the Owen Sound squad. Owen Sound (3-3) got down 4-0 in their game with the Oakville Rock the previous night but got on an eleven goal run, enroute to a 14-7 victory.
Both sides are using mostly the youth they’ve drafted from the last couple of drafts, and this has yielded very exciting games. Both these teams are explosive, but have tough defenses, and outstanding goaltending.
The goalie match-up was Troy Holowchuk for the Chiefs against Rylan Hartley for Owen Sound.
The Chiefs opened up the scoring when Owen Hill converted a Marshall Powless pass just 1:28 into the game, but Owen Sound came back to tie it when Keegan White scored while driving down the left side, putting it past Troy Holowchuk on a dive at 5:25.
Owen Sound continued to make the best of their opportunities when John St. John scored on a Carter Zavitz pass at 9:52 , followed by Jordan Caskenette increasing the lead at 11:49 picking up a John St. John rebound, and making no mistake with it. Mike Fiegehen blasted a Keegan White pass with just 0:04 seconds left in the quarter to build a healthy lead heading into the second quarter.
After one quarter, Owen Sound 4, Six Nations 1.
Two quick goals by Kedoh Hill stopped the Owen Sound run at four goals (they had gone on an eleven goal run the previous night against Oakville) and narrowed the Owen Sound lead to just one goal. Hill’s first goal was off a Brendan Bomberry pass at 2:35, followed by a beautiful pass from Nonkon Thompson with Hill faking, then scoring at 3:28.
Things got rough midway through the quarter. Ty Mikuluk of Owen Sound dropped the gloves with Jerry Staats at 8:24, earning both players five minutes for fighting, and a game misconduct each.
The Chiefs tied the game up heading to the half when Tyler Brown converted a Brendan Bomberry pass using a quick stick at 12:32.
At the half, Owen Sound 4, Six Nations 4.
Carter Zavitz scored the only two goals of the quarter. Zavitz’s first goal was a spin-around shot (and goal) off a John St. John pass at 5:04, then with 3:08 left in the quarter Zavitz scored again, this time on the power play, increasing the Owen Sound lead to two goals.
After three quarters, Owen Sound 6, Chiefs 4.
Just 0:28 seconds into the quarter Sam LeClair brought the Chiefs to within one goal converting a Brendan Bomberry pass, but Adam Weideman scored in transition for Owen Sound off a Kris Veltman pass at 2:48 to get the two goal lead back. Kedoh Hill scored again for Six Nations at 4:46, but was answered by Keegan White, finishing off a Carter Zavitz pass at 6:44. John St. John scored his second of the night at 7:47, increasing the Owen Sound lead to three, and Rob Hudson finished the scoring with a screenshot, beating Troy Holowchuk with just 1:26 remaining in the game.
Final score, Owen Sound 10, Six Nations 6.
Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.